The 36th Annual Shades of the Past Hot Rod Roundup happens at Dollywood’s Splash Country Friday and Saturday, September 7-8, 2018. This event takes place each year on the first weekend after Labor Day, and is always a big hit.
This is the show that makes you want a classic car of your own – over 200 gleaming paint jobs to gaze at, with awards in multiple categories, and some very special prizes. The show’s second prize is $10,000 – so what could be the 1st Prize? As always, it’s a ’32 Ford Hi-Boy Roadster – one of the most highly regarded of the many legendary classic cars of America.
The event is very family-friendly, with no alcohol allowed. There are indoor restrooms and lots of parking. There are scooters to rent if getting around the grounds is a problem. You can also park free in Pigeon Forge and take the trolley out for a very low fare.
The show will be open from 8 am – 5 pm, Friday and Saturday. Spectator admission is $10 per person each day, and children under 12 are free.
- Free parking is available in the Pigeon Forge parking lot located on Teaster Ln. Trolleys to and from spectator Gate #2 will be running during show hours and the cost Is 50 cents/per person each way.
- Free parking will be available on Veterans Boulevard (15 acres). Free buses will be provided to and from gate #1.
- Parking will also be available at Dollywood Lot “F” for $15 per car/per day. Trams will take you to and from the spectator Gate #2 at no charge during the show.
For more information see the Shades of the Past website.